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This is to a great extent due to the scheme of University studies in this province by which a vast majority of students go out of the University year after year without having the necessity, throughout their course, to be in sight of even the portals of Indian Culture, the literature in a Vernacular language like Telugu being extremely and pitiably insufficient for the purpose in the present stage. Alien culture without one's own cannot produce its proper effects in any individual in a country like India with its everlasting glories of culture and civilization. If there is renaissance and cultural revival in the other parts of India under a different system of University Education, Andhras cannot rest content that all that occurred among themselves.

   Much of the present-day poetry is love-soliloquy straight and roundabout and it presents very little beyond personal erotomania and these erotic sentiments scarcely rise above the physical aspect and beastly passions. However, there are some happy signs of reaction against the intellectual stagnation of the middle ages but it is like the case of one who crawled out of a stagnant pool with no life-giving water fountain for purification and resuscitation. I expect changed and proper conditions for Indian culture along with other cultures with their due place in the seats of learning of Andhras that they ma enable themselves to partake worthily in the sacred task of contributing to India's  and World's civilization. 
   The present part is a collection of the lectures delivered by me in April 1926 in the Andhra Sabha hall and reproduced in the Andhra Patrika.

MADRAS 13-8-26

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